The Prayer for the Current Financial Situation is a prayer launched in September 2008 by the Church of England to offer the opportunity for prayer and reflection during the credit crisis.
As noted by our friends at wikipedia and my good friend Valentin Katz, the prayer notes that "we live in disturbing days", with rising prices, increasing debts, job losses and collapsing banks, and calls God to be a "a tower of strength amidst the shifting sands" of the economic turmoil. Since the prayer was published by the Church of England on its official website, it pushed up traffic to the website by more than 25 percent.
Lord God, we live in disturbing days:
across the world,
jobs are taken away,
and fragile security is under threat.
Loving God, meet us in our fear and hear our prayer:
be a tower of strength amidst the shifting sands,
and a light in the darkness;
help us receive your gift of peace,
and fix our hearts where true joys are to be found,
in Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.